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Topic-based tabulation: Detailed Mother Tongue (103), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

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Catalogue number:97-555-XCB2006016
Release date:December 4, 2007
Topic:Language
Data dimensions:

Note

Note: Data quality - Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux)

When comparing the census results to those of the 2001 Census, it appears that there is some overestimation of persons reporting Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) in British Columbia and, as a result, also at the Canada level. Although it affects a relatively small population, it is best to apply caution when analysing the census data for Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) in these geographies.

For more information on factors that may explain such variances in census data, such as response errors and processing errors, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, Appendix B Data quality, sampling and weighting, confidentiality and random rounding.

Note: Data on knowledge of official languages

According to studies on data certification, the 2006 Census statistics on knowledge of official languages could underestimate the category 'English and French' and overestimate the category 'French only,' particularly for the francophone population, but also for the whole population in general. More information on the subject will be available in the Languages Reference Guide, to be published in 2008.

Note: Impact of municipal restructuring

The boundaries and names of municipalities (census subdivisions) can change from one census to the next because of annexations, dissolutions and incorporations. To bridge the impact of these municipal changes on data dissemination, the 2006 Census team is producing a profile for dissolved census subdivisions. For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

Note: Population universe

The population universe of the 2006 Census includes the following groups:
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants with a usual place of residence in Canada;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants who are abroad, either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Study Permits and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Work Permits and members of their families living with them.

For census purposes, the last three groups in this list are referred to as 'non-permanent residents'. For further information, refer to the variable Immigration: Non-permanent resident found in the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

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This table details detailed mother tongue , knowledge of official languages , age groups and sex for the population in Brampton, CY
Detailed mother tongue (103) Knowledge of official languages (5)
Total - Knowledge of official languages English only French only English and French Neither English nor French
Total - Detailed mother tongue 431,575 388,750 200 24,135 18,495
Single responses 421,585 379,990 195 22,990 18,405
English 236,715 224,050 0 12,515 155
French 3,610 140 100 3,360 10
Non-official languages 181,255 155,805 95 7,110 18,240
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0
Chipewyan 0 0 0 0 0
Cree 10 10 0 0 0
Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0 0 0
Dogrib 0 10 0 0 0
Gitksan 0 0 0 0 0
Inuinnaqtun 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Kutchin-Gwich'in (Loucheux) 0 0 0 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais-Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0
North Slave (Hare) 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 0 0 0 0 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0
Shuswap 0 0 0 0 0
South Slave 0 0 0 0 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0
Italian 9,155 8,080 10 635 430
Portuguese 12,210 10,185 20 690 1,310
Romanian 635 440 0 165 30
Spanish 8,885 7,720 15 540 610
Danish 145 140 0 0 0
Dutch 1,440 1,355 0 90 0
Flemish 30 25 0 10 0
Frisian 25 25 0 0 0
German 2,430 2,205 0 200 25
Norwegian 25 25 0 0 0
Swedish 10 10 0 0 0
Yiddish 0 10 0 0 0
Bosnian 130 115 0 10 10
Bulgarian 110 100 0 10 0
Croatian 1,270 1,180 0 65 25
Czech 270 270 0 0 0
Macedonian 410 370 0 10 30
Polish 5,035 4,490 10 290 245
Russian 370 325 0 10 30
Serbian 550 480 0 35 40
Serbo-Croatian 25 20 0 0 0
Slovak 245 235 0 0 10
Slovenian 290 275 0 0 15
Ukrainian 470 445 0 20 10
Latvian 50 50 0 0 0
Lithuanian 55 40 0 10 10
Estonian 110 110 0 0 0
Finnish 100 90 0 10 0
Hungarian 765 690 0 25 50
Greek 885 815 0 45 20
Armenian 155 120 0 30 10
Turkish 435 345 0 10 80
Amharic 105 100 0 0 0
Arabic 3,115 2,490 10 410 200
Hebrew 110 115 0 0 0
Maltese 580 565 0 10 0
Somali 315 285 0 15 15
Tigrigna 20 15 0 0 0
Bengali 1,225 1,135 0 40 50
Gujarati 6,910 6,135 0 130 640
Hindi 6,775 6,100 0 295 380
Kurdish 105 80 0 0 20
Panjabi (Punjabi) 68,240 55,625 10 1,815 10,790
Pashto 195 165 0 0 30
Persian (Farsi) 1,610 1,305 0 175 130
Sindhi 520 505 0 10 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 835 820 0 0 10
Urdu 12,055 10,880 0 235 945
Malayalam 930 895 0 10 20
Tamil 6,005 5,340 10 145 510
Telugu 395 370 0 10 25
Japanese 125 115 0 10 10
Korean 445 395 0 10 45
Cantonese 1,935 1,630 0 65 245
Chinese, n.o.s.Footnote 1 2,375 2,015 0 80 275
Mandarin 945 785 0 30 125
Taiwanese 10 0 0 0 0
Lao 520 465 0 0 55
Khmer (Cambodian) 150 135 0 0 15
Vietnamese 3,455 2,935 0 85 430
Bisayan languages 270 270 0 0 0
Ilocano 220 215 0 0 0
Malay 230 230 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 7,215 7,075 0 70 75
Akan (Twi) 2,100 1,975 0 80 40
Swahili 145 115 0 35 0
Creoles 390 140 0 250 0
Other languagesFootnote 2 3,900 3,555 0 180 165
Multiple responses 9,990 8,760 0 1,145 85
English and French 635 130 0 500 0
English and non-official language 9,065 8,480 0 505 75
French and non-official language 170 105 0 60 0
English, French and non-official language 125 40 0 75 10

Footnotes

Footnote 1

The 2006 category 'Chinese, n.o.s.' includes responses of 'Chinese' as well as all Chinese languages other than Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Chaochow (Teochow), Fukien, Hakka and Shanghainese. Data for the 'Chinese, n.o.s.' category in 2001 and 2006 are not directly comparable. The 2001 category 'Chinese, n.o.s.' is equivalent to the sum of the 2006 categories 'Chinese, n.o.s.' and 'Chaochow (Teochow),' 'Fukien,' 'Shanghainese' and Taiwanese.'

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Footnote 2

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix G in the 2006 Census Dictionary.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-555-XCB2006016.

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